9 days in Estes Park & Breckenridge Itinerary

9 days in Estes Park & Breckenridge Itinerary

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Estes Park
— 5 nights
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Breckenridge
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Estes Park

Estes Park ©
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Get outdoors at Trail Ridge Road and Estes Park Guided Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Estes Park: Rocky Mountain National Park (Tundra Communities Trail & Chasm Falls) and Fort Collins (Funkwerks, New Belgium Brewing Company, &more). There's lots more to do: see Off-Road Tours, shop like a local with Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, take a memorable drive along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, and take a stroll through Downtown Estes Park.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Estes Park day trip website.

Austin to Estes Park is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Austin in September, expect nights in Estes Park to be much colder, around 50°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 81°F. You will leave for Breckenridge on the 30th (Wed).

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Off-Road Tours
Estes Park Guided Tours ©
Estes Park Guided Tours

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Breckenridge

Breckenridge ©

Colorado's Kingdom

Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
Step out of the city life by going to Independence Pass and Fairy Forest. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Breckenridge: Vail Recreation Path (in Vail), Glenwood Springs (Canyon Bikes & Thermal Spas) and Leadville (Healy House Museum & Dexter Cabin & Temple Israel). There's more to do: explore and take pictures at Boreas Pass Road and grab your bike and head to Peaks Trail.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Breckenridge route planner.

Drive from Estes Park to Breckenridge in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Estes Park in September, expect nights in Breckenridge to be slightly colder, around 43°F, while days are much colder, around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

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Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Thermal Spas
Canyon Bikes ©
Canyon Bikes

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